Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by Hena Khan
A Muslim Book of Colors

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Magnificently capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam's beauty and traditions. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns is equally at home in a classroom reading circle as it is being read to a child on a parent's lap. Plus, this is a fixed-format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version.
 

About Hena Khan

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Hena Khan's first picture book, Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story, was a 2009 Booklist "Top 10 Religion Book for Youth." She lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and sons. Mehrdokht Amini has illustrated 11 books for children. She grew up in Iran and now lives in Surrey, England.
 
Published July 20, 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ Beside it two towering / minarets stand.” She describes a red prayer rug, her mom’s blue hijab (headscarf), white kufis (traditional men’s woven hats), black ink for a calligraphic design, brown dates for Ramadan, orange henna designs, an Eid gift of a doll with a purple dress, a yellow zakat (...

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In this picture book, Khan (Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story) immerses young readers in “deen”—the Muslim way of life.

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City Book Review

Each double-page spread is devoted to one color, and its significance in the Islamic world is presented in short rhyming text: “Silver is a fanoos/a twinkling light/a shiny lantern/that glows at night.” The final illustration rounds out the story by showing the young girl with her mother, father,...

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Portland Book Review

The book has one color per page, and the illustrations highlight the importance of that color within the culture.

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Spirituality & Practice

Other glints and hints of beauty are revealed in her mother's blue hijab (head-covering), the gold dome of the mosque, the white kufi (rounded cap) worn by her grandfather, the black ink she uses to spell out Allah in Arabic letters, the brown color of dates, the orange color of the henna designs...

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Youth Services Book Review

There is a glossary in the back of the book which provides pronunciation and definitions about the terms in the book.

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